Carlos Germano

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Schwambach and the second or paternal family name is Neto.
Carlos Germano
Personal information
Full name Carlos Germano Schwambach Neto
Date of birth (1970-08-14) 14 August 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Domingos Martins, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1991 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1999 Vasco da Gama 120 (0)
2000 Santos 11 (0)
2001 Portuguesa 20 (0)
2002 Internacional 24 (0)
2002 Botafogo 23 (0)
2003 Paysandu
2004 América
2004 Vasco da Gama
2005 Madureira
2005–2006 Penafiel
National team
1995–1998 Brazil 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carlos Germano Schwambach Neto (born 14 August 1970), better known as Carlos Germano, is a former Brazilian footballer who played goalkeeper.

He was a member of the Brazilian squads that won the 1997 Copa América and that reached the final of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.[1]

Club career[edit]

He began his football career in 1985 in his native town, and was discovered by Vasco's manager who proposed that he join the youth team for a test. In the same year he became the first choice goalkeeper for the youth side.

When Vasco's senior goalkeeper Acácio left the club, Carlos Germano became the number 1 immediately. He went to receive all of the club honours and was chosen top goalkeeper of the Brazilian Championship in 1997.

In 1999, he had some disagreements with Vasco's chairman and left the club. He signed with Santos FC in 2000 for four years, but one year later the club couldn't pay the total amount of the contract and he obtained the right to a free transfer, moving to Portuguesa-SP. From then on, he signed one year contracts with different clubs, including his first club (Vasco), until he signed with FC Penafiel (Portuguese side at the time in the second division) in 2005.

International career[edit]

Carlos Germano represented his country at the 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship and the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.[2] In 1988, he was chosen as Brazil's goalkeeper in the South American under-20 championship.

He went on to earn 9 senior caps for Brazil between 1995 and 2001.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring at the end of the 2005–06 Portuguese season, he subsequently embraced a career as a goalkeeping coach.



Vasco da Gama





  1. ^ 1998 FIFA World Cup: Brazil Squad Archived 17 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ Carlos GermanoFIFA competition record

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